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Kristen McWhirt

Session Leader

Kristen McWhirt lives in Kansas City, MO with her family. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Central Missouri in 2007. In 2017, she completed her Master’s in Education and Innovation from Webster University, with a focus on tiered systems of support. She taught general education middle school for 5 years in rural Missouri before transferring to special education. She worked with self-contained, behavioral students for 6 years before joining an online program supporting students with neurodiversity and their families.

Her favorite thing about teaching is partnering with families and supporting student learning and growth. She is inspired by opportunities to provide unique and student-focused experiences. She is motivated by student success and building relationships.

Kristen McWhirt